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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Agilent, CSC, Intel, Jabil, Kinder Morgan, Nasdaq, Square, Yahoo and More

Jon C. Ogg

AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) reiterated guidance, but it was maintained as Hold at Canaccord Genuity.

Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL) was raised to Buy and the price target was raised to $84 from $74 (versus a $67.44 close) at Jefferies. The firm said that Ball will have upside of $96 once Rexam is approved and once the deal is fully integrated.

Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSS) was started as Neutral and the fair value estimate was set at $7.00 (versus a $5.19 close) at Janney Capital Markets.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) was started as Buy at Maxim Group.

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) was reiterated as Outperform with a $99 price target (versus an $86.41 close) at Credit Suisse. The firm believes there is an additional appreciation for its efforts in Alzheimer’s and animal health.

Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) was reinstated as Neutral with a $6 price target at Credit Suisse.

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) was started with a Sector Perform rating and a price target of $266.00 at RBC Capital Markets.

Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) was reiterated as Outperform with a raised $79 price target (versus a $70.82 close and a $76 prior target) at Credit Suisse. The firm raised Kellogg’s 2017 estimates.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NCLH) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a price target of $50.00 at Goldman Sachs.


Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform with a price target of $23.00 at RBC Capital Markets.

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $75 from $73 at Canaccord Genuity. The firm said the mid-November financing and the closing of the IPC Healthcare acquisition should drive both cost and revenue synergies.

Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ: OLED) was maintained as Hold at Canaccord Genuity, but the price target was raised to $52 from $41.

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) was reiterated as Buy with a $30 price target at Stifel. The firm thinks Urban Outfitter’s comparable sales are tracking as planned this quarter.

If you missed out on Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Amazon.com, Blackstone, FireEye, Myriad Genetics, Visa, CBOE, Hershey, Vail Resorts and many more.